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Blink to boost output through Tin Roof investment

The London-based indie has entered into a strategic investment with the recently formed financing group Tin Roof Media. (Pictured: Shut-Ins: Britain's Fattest People)
January 29, 2016

London-based indie Blink Films has entered into a strategic investment with the recently formed financing group Tin Roof Media.

The deal will see the producer behind Shut-Ins: Britain’s Fattest People (pictured) growing its current stable of content to include fact-ent, formats and returning series, as well as increasing its output in feature titles. The prodco will soon look to appoint new executive producers specializing in these areas.

Tin Roof Media’s Neil Court and Charles Ogilvie will join Blink Films as chairman and CFO, respectively. The core group of Blink’s senior membership – consisting of Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw and Sarah Sapper - will remain intact.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tin Roof’s shareholders include founder and executive chairman Court, who also chairs 9 Story Media Group and Peacock Alley Entertainment; CFO Ogilvie, former CFO at eOne UK and Contender Entertainment Group; and non-executive director Charles Wace, founder of Twofour Group.

Tin Roof is backed by London-based private equity firm Rockpool Investments.

Blink Films’ production credits include Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret, The Missing Evidence, The Real Noah’s Ark, Secrets (Treasures Decoded), Impossible Builds and Monty Don’s Italian Gardens.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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